June Open Warehouse Sale at Epicure

I was at a birthday party when the host aka foodie friend shared some duck with a group of us. We all asked where he got it. His friend owns a local restaurant and raved about the food at Epicure Imports. She said that Epicure sells food to restaurants and opens to the public a few … Continue reading

Creativity Music to My Ears Final Project

Last week I completed my last assignment for Creativity Music to My Ears. I really enjoyed it. I love music all kinds – indie, rap, hip hop, punk, etc. I was named after Roberta Flack, so maybe that has something to do with my love for music. The last assignment was a bit more introspective. … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book if you have not read it, or re-read it. This was my first time reading the book and it was a very profound book. The timing of book is perfect. Asking myself a lot of questions lately and … Continue reading

Creativity: Music to My Ears

Last year at about this time I took Crash Course on Creativity, I mentioned it in Avoidance of Art. This year the class is Creativity: Music to My Ears also taught by Tina Seelig. A few reasons why I decided to take this class. I love music. I attend quite a few concerts throughout the … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of Get Lucky

Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work For You and Your Business by Thor Muller My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first part of the book was very good and the last part was so-so. Overall the book is good and the authors provide a good step-by-step guide which includes: Motion Preparation … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of Shaman, Healer, Sage

Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas by Alberto Villoldo My rating: 5 of 5 stars The book was recommended by a friend. After reading the book and taking it all in I came to the conclusion that like acupuncture (years back) only those few will … Continue reading

Goodreads Review The Handbook of Love

The Handbook of Love: A Guide to Unlocking the Secret to Growing an Enriched, Long Lasting Love Life by Bruce L. Thompson, Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautifully poetic book. Some lines that stayed with me: from Love is a Revelation “The greatest way to receive love is by giving it.” from Love … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy, Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk My rating: 5 of 5 stars Quick read full of very good advice. Definitely appreciate all the examples provided – good and bad. “It is our job as modern-day storytellers to adjust to the realities of the … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Love 2.0

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become by Barbara Fredrickson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fredrickson provides a good overview of Love. She is the Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC at Chapel Hill, so the book includes quite a bit of scientific … Continue reading

Goodreads Review: The Storytelling Animal

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall My rating: 4 of 5 stars Overall good book. Gottschall states we are storytelling animals and goes on to back that theory. Even when we dream we are telling ourselves stories. Interesting point on changing beliefs: “In fact, fiction seems to be more effective … Continue reading